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Old 03-27-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Will Tiling My Shower Stall Be a Bad Idea?

The title says it all. Currently planning on tiling my shower stall and floor. Didnt like the pre-fab stuff out there. Planning on using river stones for the floor and tiles for the walls.
Im worried about cracking/damage due to slight flexing of the bus. Does anyone have any real world experience on this? Ive seen it done but want to know how it holds up.
Are smaller tiles better than big ones? I would feel like they are.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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The title says it all. Currently planning on tiling my shower stall and floor. Didnt like the pre-fab stuff out there. Planning on using river stones for the floor and tiles for the walls.
Im worried about cracking/damage due to slight flexing of the bus. Does anyone have any real world experience on this? Ive seen it done but want to know how it holds up.
Are smaller tiles better than big ones? I would feel like they are.

I'll be doing the floor of my shower with the largest tiles I can, but the sides are already done with FRP. I expect that tiles will eventually pop out from the walls since tiles don't like flex. If tiles come loose from the floor I'm less concerned (though I'll still be pissy ).
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This fully depends on your sub strait that you will be bonding your tiles to.

I would not recommend using any riverstones due to how difficult it will be to get a good bond.

http://www.schluter.com/kerdi-board.aspx

This would be a good sub strait for real tile. It may work with river stone. Best part is the light weight. It is just rigid high density Styrofoam with fiberglass cloth on both sides for bonding and strength.

Back cutting the real river stone on the backside with a diamond wheel in a 4 inch angle grinder will increase the bonding strength. This will also give you a chance to keep the height of the stones consistent.

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